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BOARD MEMBERS:

CHAIR:

John E. Swartzberg, M.D., FACP, specialist in internal medicine and infectious disease and clinical professor emeritus of medicine University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.


BOARD MEMBERS

Daniel Adelman, MD - Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology and the American College of Physicians. He is also on the editorial boards of Journal of Clinical Immunology and Clinical Immunology, and serves as an executive officer of the Clinical Immunology Society.

James Allison, MD, FACP, AGAF - Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Department of Medicine UCSF Division of Gastroenterology, Emeritus Investigator at Kaiser Permanente, Division of Research.

John Balmes, MD - Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Acting Director of the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.

Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD - Dean of the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health, and Professor of Health Policy and Management.

Ed Blonz, MD - Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco.

Cindy Chang, MD - Clinical Professor of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Depts. of Orthopaedics and Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. She is the former Head Team Physician at UC Berkeley, USA's Chief Medical Officer at the 2012 London Olympics, and past President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Warren Dotz, MD - Dermatologist and Head of the Berkeley Dermatology Center.

John Edelen, MD - Cardiologist with the Sutter Health Network, in practice in Oakland and Lafayette, California.

Ronald Elson, MD - Psychiatrist with Bay Psychiatric Associates, and at the University of California Berkeley, University Health Services.

Robert Eppley, MD - President of CalSports & Orthopaedic Institute, and lead Orthopaedic Surgeon for the athletic teams of the University of California, Berkeley.

Jennifer Kerns, MD, MS, MPH - Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, and Clinical Researcher at UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.

Ronald Krauss, MD - Senior scientist and Dolores Jordan Endowed Chair at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Adjunct Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.

Joyce Lashof, MD - Dean and Professor Emerita at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and past President of the American Public Health Association.

Brad Lewis, MD - Clinical Professor Emeritus at UCSF. He received numerous teaching awards including being chosen as the Master Clinician. He is also Medical Director of the Machaon Diagnostics Laboratory and a hematology consultant at Kaiser Permanente.

Marlon Maus, DrPH, MD - Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health. Director of the DrPH program.

Guy Micco, MD - Co-director of the Program for Medical Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, and Clinical Professor at the Joint Medical Program of UC Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.

Norman Moscow, MD - Radiologist with the Sutter Health Network, in practice in Walnut Creek, and affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, California.

Kent Olson, MD - Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at UCSF School of Medicine, and Emeritus Clinical Professor of Health & Medical Sciences at the UCBerkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. He recently retired as Medical Director of the San Francisco Division of the California Poison Control System.

William Pereira, MD, MPH, FACOEM - Specialist in Preventive and Occupational Medicine, Associate Chair of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter Editorial Board.

Glen Petersen, MD - Specialist in critical care medicine and lung disease. He practices in Berkeley and Oakland, California.

Tami Rowen, MD, MS - Assistant Professor and specialist in sexual well-being and gynecologic care for women with cancer and/or chronic illnesses or disabilities. UCSF Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

James Seward, MD, MPP, MMM - Clinical Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He Is also co-director of the UCSF-UCB Joint Residency in Preventive Medicine.

Stephen Shortell, PhD, MPH - Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management, Emeritus and Professor in the Graduate School at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.

Patty Siri-Tarino, PhD - Program Director of the Family Heart & Nutrition Center, and Associate Staff Scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.

Kirk R. Smith, MPH, PhD - Professor of Global Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.

Laura Stachel, MD, MPH - Co-Founder and Executive Director, We Care Solar. She is a retired obstetrician-gynecologist with a Master’s in Public Health. She was an instructor at UC Berkeley School of Public Health for many years. Current editor of the UC Berkeley Wellness Reports Women's Health.

Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD - Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy.

Ann Stevens, MD, FACP - Retired director of the UCBerkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.

S. Leonard Syme, PhD - Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health.

Jeff Wolf, MD - Oncologist and Clinical Professor in the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine and Director of the Myeloma Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Janet Yamada Soto, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT - Physical Therapist at Berkeley Physical Therapy in Berkeley, California.

Amanda Zibners Naprawa, JD, MPH - Health journalist, attorney, and health advocate. Former Fellow of UC Hastings, College of the Law, San Francisco.

Our UC Berkeley Health & Wellness Editorial Board

Ervin Epstein, MD - Dermatologist and researcher at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. He researches non-melanoma skin cancers and was the 2005 recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Skin Association.

Howard Gruber, MD - Clinical Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program as well as Emeritus Medical Staff at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

Gene Hern, MS, MD - Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and Medical Director for EMS service providers in the City of Berkeley and Contra Costa County, California.

Teh-Wei Hu, PhD - Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, and researcher of the economics of tobacco control and health care reform in Asia.

Steven Jacobsohn, MD - Gastroenterologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology. He established the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital, where he sees patients and supervises trainees.

William Jagust, MD - Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He researches brain aging and dementia, and runs the Jagust Lab, a joint research program involving the School of Public Health, the UC Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Nicolas Jewell, PhD - Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health.

Risa Kagan, MD, FACOG, CCD, NCMP - Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF, Gynecologist and Clinical Researcher with the Sutter Health Network, in practice in Berkeley, California.

Brian Kaye, MD - Rheumatologist with the Sutter Health Network, in practice in Berkeley and Orinda, California.

Richard Kerbavaz, MD - Ear, nose and throat specialist at Sutter Health Network, in practice in Oakland and Berkeley, California. He also works at Children's Hospital Oakland and with Craniofacial and Skeletal Dysplasia population



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